No parent wants to hear that their child needs braces. Unfortunately, it's a fairly common occurrence. If you've been told that your child needs to see an orthodontist and get braces, there are a few things that you need to consider as you lead up to the process. The better prepared you are before your child gets braces, the easier the whole experience will be for both of you. Here's a look at what you need to know before that first orthodontist appointment.
31 May 2022
Missing teeth can be a challenge to deal with. Having one or many teeth missing can significantly impact your life. A few tooth replacement options may be good options for you, but for many dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement. A dental implant is inserted surgically into the jaw, and then a crown or a replacement tooth is attached. Dental implants are excellent replacements for natural teeth, but there are a few things to know before committing to implants.
19 April 2022
Your oral health is important, as it can have an impact on a number of other parts of your body. For instance, gingivitis can affect your heart and your liver function. If you have oral health concerns, you need to have them treated by your dentist in order to prevent these other health concerns. If you aren't sure what health concerns to watch out for, read on for some of these concerns that you need to report to your dentist.
14 March 2022
If you're considering receiving a dental implant, you probably already know the basics. A small guide hole will be made in your jawbone and then widened slightly to accommodate the implant. The implant itself (a titanium alloy screw) is then inserted. The peak of the implant is often fitted with a healing cover, and a temporary prosthetic tooth may also be added for cosmetic purposes. Osseointegration then begins, which is literally the bone regrowing around the implant, holding it in place to create a stable base for your permanent prosthetic tooth.
27 January 2022
It is common for people to be unsure of their options following the loss of a tooth. While this can be a severe dental problem to encounter, there are replacement options that patients can use to address their missing teeth. Failing To Replace A Lost Tooth Can Cause Significant Complications There are some patients that may assume they will only need to replace their missing tooth if it is cosmetically important.
17 December 2021
If you or your kids regularly participate in contact sports, such as basketball, baseball, soccer, or football, a sports mouthguard could be a great investment. A customized sports guard is created from an impression of your oral cavity. The dentist prepares the impression and sends it to a laboratory for the fabrication of the guard. Thus, the device fits the contours of your mouth to comfortably and effectively protect your teeth.
8 November 2021
Following dental implant surgery, certain activities will be more difficult than usual for a while. One of those activities is eating. While dental implants heal, the area around them can be tender and sore. And in the early stages, dental implants have yet to integrate with the bone tissue that will eventually hold them in place. As a result, you need to be selective about what you eat. Here are several tips that can help you eat well and safely during the period following dental implant surgery.
27 September 2021
Cavities can develop on your teeth at any point, but you can reduce your risks of developing them if you take the right steps. Preventing cavities is better than treating them as they come, but how can you prevent them? Your dentist can give you tips and strategies that might help you reduce your risks, and they might also explain why this is so vital. Here is a list of steps you can also take to prevent cavities from forming and an explanation of why you should focus on cavity prevention.
17 August 2021
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who offers a variety of treatments that are designed to straighten teeth, realign the jawbone and treat other problems inside the oral cavity. Your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist if you have any of these concerns, and the treatment that you receive from the orthodontist may help you function better in life with less pain. You may notice a remarkable improvement in your oral health in several ways after you've visited one of these specialists.
7 July 2021
Dental implants ultimately result in a natural-looking prosthetic tooth replacement, complete with an artificial root structure. Once the implant has fully healed and been fitted with a permanent prosthetic crown, it's business as usual as far as eating and drinking are concerned. However, some restrictions will apply in the days after your implant surgery. These restrictions are not only for your comfort but also help to ensure the success of the procedure.
15 April 2021